Performing Achaman

Simple achaman

This is a purificatory procedure that one must perform before any Deity worship, including arati, offering of bhoga, etc.

Sit on an asan, with a small spoon take some water from an achaman-patra and sprinkle it on your hands and feet. Using the spoon held by the left hand place three fresh drops of water from the pot in the palm of your right hand.

Chant om keshavaya namah and sip water from the brahma-tirtha (the base of the thumb) of your right hand. Try not to touch your hand with your lips. Take another drop to clean your right hand and discard the water.

Repeat this procedure chanting:
om narayanaya nama

and a third time chanting :
om madhavaya namah